Recreation volunteers bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience that support MPRB programs and events. They help provide opportunities for people play, learn, and grow.

Youth Sports Opportunities

Volunteers are needed for youth sports programs throughout the city.


October-December, ages 9-18


December-March, ages 5-18


December-March, ages 5-18


December-March, ages 5-18


December-May, ages 5-18

Recreation Program and Event Opportunities

There are a variety of ways to get involved at our Recreation Centers and with events happening in the parks, citywide.

Little Free Library Stewards

We are looking for volunteers to help care for and monitor the Little Free Libraries at Minneapolis Parks! The primary role of a Little Free Library Steward is to care for one (or more) of the Little Free Libraries in Minneapolis Parks so that it becomes and continues a long life as a vital, engaging resource for the neighborhood or community.

This program began through a Minneapolis Parks Foundation partnership with Minnesota Public Radio, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. For more information and to find other ways to support this program, please visit:

Helpful Links

  • For more information: Our Volunteer Handbook [PDF] provides an introduction to the Minneapolis Park System and includes volunteer-related policies, procedures and work rules.
  • Application: All recurring/ongoing volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application online or as a printable PDF before they begin their volunteer duties

Do you have a skill that you would like to share? Tell us about it by filling out the Volunteer Application online or as a printable PDF.

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